Power

FG accuses Discos, TCN of using substandard power equipment for projects

Jan 21, 2019

The federal government has accused electricity distribution companies (Discos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) of using substandard equipment to execute power projects. The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Baba Shehuri, who made the accusation, said such substandard equipment also contribute to electrical accidents in the country. Shehuri, who spoke…

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NEMSA commissions surveillance system, certifies 67,292 meters

Jan 21, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has commissioned surveillance equipment for remote monitoring of the National Meter Test Stations (NMTS) where 67,292 meters have been certified since October 2017. The Managing Director of NEMSA, Engr. Peter Ewesor, at the commissioning and launching of the agency’s Conditions of Service in Abuja, yesterday, said “the security…

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NERC orders DisCos to complete customers’ enumeration by end of March

Jan 19, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the electricity distribution company, (DisCos) to conduct and complete the enumeration of customers for meter in their various franchise area, by March 31st, 2019. It said this would help improve access to meters and help the DisCos promptly attend to electricity issues. The regulatory commission in a…

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Electricity consumers lodged 390,889 complaints in 9 months of 2018 – NERC

Jan 19, 2019

Electricity distribution companies in the country received a total of 390,889 complaints from consumers in the first nine months of last year, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said. Customer complaints, which stood at 128,791 in the third quarter, rose to 153,227 in the second quarter from 108,871 in the first quarter, according to the…

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Kaduna Electric tops safety ranking for 2018

Jan 19, 2019

Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc has emerged first among the 11 Distribution companies and Transmission Company of Nigeria in safety for the year 2018 according to the monthly safety report by the National Electricity Management Service Agency (NEMSA). The report indicated that based on all the indices for measuring safety; death and injuries, the company was…

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Nigeria’s power grid hits 4,932MW as DisCos get 102,218MWH energy worth N2.5bn

Jan 19, 2019

The national electricity grid recorded a peak generation of 4,932 megawatts (MW) on Monday with the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) receiving 102,218 megawatts hour (MWH) energy worth about N2.484 billion to supply to over six million customers. The highest peak power generation this year remains at 5,104MW recorded on January 10, data from the Federal…

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BPE, former investors meet on $211m refund for Afam, Yola Disco

Jan 18, 2019

Officials of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and former investors in two electricity companies – Yola Electricity Distribution Company and Afam Power Plc – have met for the refund of $211.81m which the investors had paid for the two companies. Authoritative sources, confirmed that three meetings had been held between the parties (Integrated Energy Distribution…

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Power distributors owed NBET N108bn in Q3 2018

Jan 18, 2019

Despite an increase in their collection efficiency, the remittance by electricity distribution companies to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc for the energy received by them dropped to 27.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2018 from 31.5 per cent in the previous quarter. The latest quarterly report released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory…

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Insufficient power remains Nigeria’s greatest business constraint

Jan 18, 2019

The recently released November 2018 edition of the Monthly Business Expectations Survey Report of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed the seemingly obvious fact that the single most compelling factor constraining businesses in Nigeria is insufficient power supply. The survey which was carried out with a sample size of 1,050 businesses comprising of…

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TCN plans 20,000Mw by 2021

Jan 18, 2019

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mallam Usman Gur-Mohammed said the company is on track to deliver its 20,000 megawatts (Mw) target by 2021. Speaking yesterday in Kano, he said President Muhammadu Buhari has done alot of work to support the company in the areas of transmission and expansion programme, which brought about…

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